Wayne State University Department of Music

The Department of Music at Wayne State University provides the highest caliber of artistic education.

Students enjoy the resources of a large R-1 research university within our close-knit conservatory-like musical community. At the heart of our program is the vibrant pulse of the city of Detroit and a distinguished faculty dedicated to nurturing a student’s potential as a musician and an innovative leader in the arts.

The Department of Music at Wayne State offers the following programs:

• BM, MA and MM in Instrumental and Vocal Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music Business, Music Technology, Conducting, Composition and Theory.

• B.A in Music

WSU Department of Music is proud to offer its students the unique opportunity to study and develop their skills and disciplines in the rich urban cultural setting that is Midtown Detroit. Students can immerse themselves in Detroit’s cultural center with access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Opera House, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. We take pride in providing students, like yourself, the unique experience of living, learning and performing in such a vibrant city landscape.

Our faculty, including nationally and internationally-recognized performing artists, composers, scholars, and master teachers, serve our student body of #CreativeWarriors. WSU Department of Music faculty regularly perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and numerous other regional, national and international opera, chamber, jazz, orchestra and band organizations.

Wayne State alumni are part of a lineage of achievement. They perform with major ensembles around the world and find continued success as educators, conductors, composers, and leaders in the arts industry.

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